cannot type the letter o without activating a random character style. help!

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I am unable to use the letter "o" on the keyboard. Everytime I try, a character style gets activated. The rest of the sentence, minus the missing "o" appears in red underline. What is happening? This is crazy frustrating. I have taken to using text edit to make small edits in the document and then using copy/paste.

This problem is present on any keyboard, native to laptop or external. It is not the keyboard. a colleague at my work experiences this too. please help with all due haste if you have a fix.

As I was creating my screenshots I fixed the problem. I isolated the character style and gave it a shortcut. something about that character style was confusing the "o" with a key command. If I started with O I did not get the same result. Just lowercase o.

 

Weird, but SOOOO glad it's fixed. Thanks for all your help!

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cannot type the letter o without activating a random character style. help!

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I am unable to use the letter "o" on the keyboard. Everytime I try, a character style gets activated. The rest of the sentence, minus the missing "o" appears in red underline. What is happening? This is crazy frustrating. I have taken to using text edit to make small edits in the document and then using copy/paste.

This problem is present on any keyboard, native to laptop or external. It is not the keyboard. a colleague at my work experiences this too. please help with all due haste if you have a fix.

As I was creating my screenshots I fixed the problem. I isolated the character style and gave it a shortcut. something about that character style was confusing the "o" with a key command. If I started with O I did not get the same result. Just lowercase o.

 

Weird, but SOOOO glad it's fixed. Thanks for all your help!

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Hi Kim,

 

Sorry to hear about your experience. Would you mind sharing version of InDesign & OS? Does it happen on a specific document or all?

Have you tried resetting preferences?
**Please note that resetting preferences will remove all the custom settings and InDesign will launch with default settings. You can also take a backup of the folders in case you want to. Location is mentioned in the article.

Let us know if it helps. Looking forward to your response.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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Mac OS Catalina 10.15.5 - just updated yesterday.

 

It was happening in 2018 before I updated to 2019 and then was stable for several months. now the problem is back in 2019, so I updated again to 2020. The problem persists.

I will try resetting preferences.

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resetting preferences made no difference.

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Additional to what @AshutoshMishra said:

Before trying to reset your preferences I would do the following:

Please show us a screenshot of the behaviour with visible Character Styles Panel. Before and after typing an "o".

 

After then:

  • save the document under a new name as *.indd
  • save the document as *.idml
  • close all documents and InDesign too
  • restart your computer

 

  • try to open the *.idml

 What happens?

  • try to open the *.indd

 What happens?

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As I was creating my screenshots I fixed the problem. I isolated the character style and gave it a shortcut. something about that character style was confusing the "o" with a key command. If I started with O I did not get the same result. Just lowercase o.

 

Weird, but SOOOO glad it's fixed. Thanks for all your help!

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